Sync Jira prod to test instance without prod downtime


is there a way to sync a JIRA productive instance to a test instance without the need of shutting down the prod instance?

We tried to dump the database and import it again on the test instance and to rsync the JIRA home directory but it seems it is necessary to shut down JIRA on the prod instance.

A shutdown on the test instance would be no problem at all but on our prod instance it causes some troubles.

Thank you for any answers!


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Hi Felix,

You can extract a backup of your prod instance ( and simply importing it afterwards in your dev. Prod JIRA shouldn't have downtime and you would just need a fresh install/database on your test environment the import the data into.

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